The new group called Together for Labour, which as yet has no internet presence and is not registered with the Electoral Commission, is soliciting support for Mr Gething.
A Welsh Labour source said:
â€œThe data they gather will be held by Together for Labour rather than the campaign which would have to destroy it.
“It is not very transparent, as people signing up on Vaughanâ€™s campaign website could reasonably expect that their data would not be owned by or shared with a third party, and to be destroyed when the campaign concludes.
â€œWhy are they wanting to hold on to Labour membership and supporter data after the campaign ends?
â€œThey appear to be exploiting a loophole in GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] which will allow them to keep hold of data after Vaughanâ€™s campaign ends.
A Vaughan for Leader spokesman said:
â€œOur campaign will comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of GDPR regulations.
â€œAny suggestion to the contrary from anonymous sources is conspiracist nonsense and should be treated as such.
â€œOur campaign is about engaging meaningfully with members and trade unionists, not just trying to secure their votes.
â€œAs Jeremy Corbynâ€™s campaign illustrated, carrying on these conversations after leadership elections end can help generate campaigns, policy and passion in quite astonishing ways â€“ just look at Momentum and Welsh Labour Grassroots.
â€œOur campaign is no different, and our intention to keep campaigning and engaging as a Welsh Labour family whether we win or lose this leadership election is something we are extremely proud of.â€�
Obviously this is not the same as the Cambridge Analytical scandal but
the latter was significant for inciting public discussion on ethical standards for social media companies, political consulting organizations, and politicians. Consumer advocates called for greater consumer protection in online media and right to privacy as well as curbs on misinformation and propaganda.
Many suspect that the frontrunner in Welsh Labour’s leadership contest Mark Drayford could possibly only serve one term and many of the Young Turks putting their names forward are eyeing a contest in five years time or sooner if Mark Drayford flops in the 202 Assembly Elections.
Such in formation obtained by Together for Labour although dated would be a useful tool in any future contest.
Many who have been members or supporters of Political Party in the past find at election time they may be individually singled out for canvassing and whilst this is annoying g at times , it is part ogf modern politics.
Whether “Together for Labour” have taken this a bit to far is a question we need to ask.